Laura is an author who writes material for adults and children. She grew up in upstate New York. After graduating from high school, she received a bachelor’s degree in education from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in library science from C.W. Post College. For many years, she worked as an elementary school teacher and a librarian in Dix Hills, New York. She likes laughing, learning, literature and trivia. She’s also an animal lover. Currently, Laura lives in Florida. Her favorite place to write is near a window which allows her to watch lizards, birds and squirrels in the field behind her home. Laura’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and enjoys attending critique groups, book clubs, and writing conferences.
Laura is a contributor to the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL books. One of her stories appeared in their FAMILY CAREGIVER book, another in MY VERY GOOD, VERY BAD CAT and a third in INSPIRATION FOR TEACHERS. In January 2016, she won a short story contest sponsored by wordsandbrushes.com. Her winning entry, “HEAD OVER HEELS,” is posted on their site. Laura is also the author of AN ORANGUTAN’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, a humorous picture book, published by the Pelican Publishing Company. She was inspired to write this story after her friend, Jim, told her he used to wrap presents for his dog who enjoyed opening them. This made her think about how pets give so much joy to their owners and ask for so little in return. That’s when she decided to write a story about animals receiving gifts. An Orangutan's Night Before Christmas
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